Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774

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Yael Dayan, daughter of the late Israeli soldier and statesman Moshe Dayan, told a small local gathering last week that the Jewish state has no alternative but to negotiate with Palestinian leaders -- and that she can't imagine any outcome much worse than the current status quo. Dayan added that high expectations are needed if the upcoming talks at Annapolis...
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Democrat Ruth Damsker said that she knew she was taking a chance by aligning herself with a better-known candidate, former U.S. Rep. Joe Hoeffel, but she thought their partnership was the best shot that the Democrats had to take control of the Montgomery County Courthouse. However, it didn't work out that way. Hoeffel, who got the second-highest number of votes,...
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Jerusalem · Analysis Days away from the Annapolis peace parley, the glaring weaknesses of both the Israeli and Palestinian leaders are raising significant questions about the long-term viability of the renewed peace process and the consequences of failure. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who may have wanted to use the conference as a dramatic breakthrough in peacemaking with the Palestinians,...
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Beth Sholom Goldman Preschool children in Elkins Park got a visit from a special friend this week as they celebrated the coming of Thanksgiving. "Tom Turkey" from Quiver Farms came to teach kids ages 1 to 6 all about the holiday. Children had a hands-on lesson about the Pilgrims, Native Americans and the very first Thanksgiving feast. They had the...
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Lori Samlin Miller, JE Feature
In August, two college students from the Delaware Valley area participated in a different sort of Birthright Israel program. They were among 11 individuals with physical disabilities, who, along with the assistants they'd selected, enjoyed the usual stuff of a trip; they pressed grapes at a winery, visited Mount Herzl, saw Yad Vashem and even had time for the mall...
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